According to Fr. Francis, his village and sub-parishes have experienced drought conditions during the past several weeks and everything was extremely dry and dusty.
This certainly makes water a high commodity both for human consumption and for the gardens.
Since most of the villagers grow their own gardens for personal use, this condition will weaken the crops substantially and leave the villagers scrambling for food.
Relief from the drought finally arrived last weekend; however, it was in the form of a high wind rainstorm.
Weak crops flooded and washed away and many homes were destroyed by the high winds. In a country that sits on the northeast side of Lake Victoria in central Africa, droughts followed by flooding are not a rare occurrence.